The show where we look at African football both what's happening around the continent and what African players are doing overseas.
7 May - CAF crackdown on Africa stadia + Wilfred Ndidi on FA Cup Final and Brendan Rogers + Utd fans protest
On this week’s show we look at Caf’s ruling that 22 countries on the continent have no stadia that meet their minimum requirements, including 10 taking part in upcoming World Cup qualifiers, which have been moved from June to September to give countries time to fix their stadiums.
Also we speak to Nigeria and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, who’s been a regular starter as Leicester are looking good for a top-four finish and are playing Chelsea in the FA Cup final later this month. Ndidi tells us about the difference that manager Brendan Rogers has made.
And Stuart on the Manchester United fan protest and Jose Mourinho becoming Roma manager.
30 April - $1b plan to change African football + Olympics + Ola Aina on Fulham relegation fight
On this week’s show we look at CAF president, Patrice Motsepe’s plans for a new infrastructure project, with a budget of one billion dollars, aiming to change the face of African football. How will it work, and where will the money come from?
Also, we assess the draw for the football competitions at the Tokyo Olympics, with the African teams all in tricky-looking groups. And we hear from Nigeria and Fulham defender Ola Aina, who is still hopeful of avoiding relegation
23 April - European Super League crumbles + Infantino vision for Africa + Spurs sack Jose
On this week’s show we focus on the story of the failed European Super League – a plan to create greater revenue for 12 top European clubs, where a huge outcry saw the end of the project in the space of three days. What was behind the plans, what about the idea that football is for all? And while Fifa has always condemned the plans for the ESL, Fifa president Gianni Infantino has plans to start an African Super League, with 20-24 top clubs paying $20m a year to take part. Plus Stuart looks at Jose Mourinho's departure from Spurs.
16 April - African schools competition + CAF Champions League + Ajayi on West Brom relegation fight
On this week’s show we talk about Caf’s latest project - the launch of a pilot interschool competition project for Africa. It’s intended to lead to the establishment of an schools tournament in the six African zones resulting in a Pan-African schools championship final. Canl it work, and will it bring benefits to African football? Plus a look at the Caf Champions League, as TP Mazembe and Zamalek both fail to reach the quarter-finals. And we speak to Nigeria and West Brom defender Semi Ajayi – can the Baggies escape from the relegation zone?
09 April 2021: The Challenge of Achieving Your Dream to Play in Europe: We meet Gambia's Ebrima Jatta
On this week’s show we look at the dream that so many footballers around Africa have – the dream of going to Europe and playing for a big club. But it’s a very challenging goal, and we speak to young Gambian Ebrima Jatta, who’s playing in the sixth tier of football in Sweden. Also Stuart on whether West Ham can get a place in the Champions League next season, and where Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Arsenal leaves Gunners manager Mikel Arteta.
2 April - Afcon qualifiers + Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong
On this week’s show we take a look back at the decisive 2021 AFCON qualifiers, which saw Comoros and The Gambia qualifying for the first time, Malawi making it for the third time, Mauritania twice in a row, and three in a row for Guinea-Bissau. On the other hand, DR Congo and South Africa failed to qualify. Nigeria sailed through to the finals, and we speak to Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong, who could be heading into the EPL with his club Watford second in the English Championship.